TikTok Vandalism Challenge Being Addressed by Connecticut Senator
It's another one of those TikTok challenges, but this time it looks like people are going a bit too far.
So just what is the "Devious Licks" challenge?
The latest TikTok challenge is where students are encouraged to create a short video in which they show themselves stealing and destroying items in their school.
As is the case with many of these TikTok challenges, students from all over the country are taking to vandalizing school property, recording their actions, then posting them to TikTok.
So far, the challenge is really catching on and school districts from all over Connecticut are seeing an increase in school vandalism, especially in the schools bathrooms. The most current cases are at Fairfield Ludlowe High School in Fairfield, and Weston High School where according to CT Post, school officials are up in arms over the recent outbreak in property damage caused mainly by this TikTok challenge.
Here's a quick explanation on how this whole trend got started.
It has become so bad throughout the state that State Senator Richard Blumenthal held a press conference in Hartford on Monday (Sept. 20) to address the "devious licks" TikTok trend, and call for a Congressional hearing on this matter.
In a statement to the press, Blumenthal also blamed the company that runs TikTok saying "they are not innocent bystanders", and according to CT News 12, he also added that he will be calling for a congressional hearing to have the users who post one of these video's banned from the social media site.
The Congressional hearing is set to take place sometime in October.
Many school districts in the state are also reaching out to parents to speak with their children to warn them of the possible implications of this and other TikTok challenges.